In his first return to Cleveland since being traded last summer to Milwaukee, CC Sabathia led the Yankees to a 10-5 win at Progressive Field.  Since starting the season 1-3 on May 2nd, Sabathia has not lost in his last five starts and has imroved his record to 5-3.

For the month of May, Sabathia is 4-1,  with a 2.56 ERA.  He has allowed 13 runs in 45 2/3 IP, with only 34 hits and 2 homers allowed.  His control has also been great, evident by his low walk count – 1o in 45 innings.

CC Sabathia pitches for his first time in Cleveland since being traded in 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CC Sabathia pitches for his first time in Cleveland since being traded in 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Despite allowing 3 runs last night, Sabathia is looking like the ACE the Yankees hoped he would be.  He held the Indians to five hits last night, and unfortunately four of them came in a row in the fourth inning, leading to 2 runs scoring.  He then piched an amazing ball with a downward rotation that somehow, someway Grady Sizemore knocked out of the park in the fifth.  And Sizemore smacked the crap out of it.  Unfortunatly for Sabathia, it was a great pitch, but a phenomenal at-bat by Sizemore.

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